Rosemont students write 275 Christmas letters to troops

  • Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens, from left, US99 radio host Rambling' Ray Stevens, and first grade teacher Kate Gilhooly hold letters made by Rosemont Elementary School students for the troops.

    Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens, from left, US99 radio host Rambling' Ray Stevens, and first grade teacher Kate Gilhooly hold letters made by Rosemont Elementary School students for the troops. Photo Courtesy of Mack Communications

  • Rosemont Elementary School students wrote some 275 letters to be sent to troops overseas, as part of a campaign by US99 radio hosts Ramblin' Ray Stevens and Lisa Dent.

    Rosemont Elementary School students wrote some 275 letters to be sent to troops overseas, as part of a campaign by US99 radio hosts Ramblin' Ray Stevens and Lisa Dent. Photo Courtesy of Mack Communications

  • US99 radio host Ray Stevens, center, thanks Rosemont Elementary School students Monday for making letters for the troops. He was joined by school Superintendent Kevin Anderson, left, and Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens.

    US99 radio host Ray Stevens, center, thanks Rosemont Elementary School students Monday for making letters for the troops. He was joined by school Superintendent Kevin Anderson, left, and Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. Photo Courtesy of Mack Communications

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/2/2015 4:24 PM

Rosemont Elementary School students wrote some 275 letters to be sent to troops overseas as part of the US99 radio morning show's 10,000 For The Troops campaign.

Morning show co-host Ramblin' Ray Stevens visited the Rosemont school Monday to pick up the homemade Christmas letters and cards and thank students in grades K-8 who made them. He went class to class with Mayor Brad Stephens and Superintendent Kevin Anderson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"He wanted to say thank you, and we of course wanted to contribute," Anderson said. "It's a teachable moment to send something to veterans to thank them for what they do for us overseas."

To contribute to Stevens' and co-host Lisa Dent's letter-writing campaign, send letters to: 10,000 For The Troops, Attn: Lisa & Ray, 180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60601.

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